Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927
A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.
CitationLeḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).
Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak requesting that Spivak sends the belongings left from Emil Jusskowitz to Mrs. Jusskowitz. He also asks if Spivak knows the address of the man that shipped Emil's body to New York because Mrs. Jusskowitz was asking for it.
Dates: 1910 August 13
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. The letter lists the items that belonged to Jusskowitz upon his death on July 30, 1910. The list includes a total of $52.10 in cash, one watch, and two spoons. He finishes the letter by stating that he also has some of his clothing.
Dates: 1910 August 19
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that one watch and $7.568 in cash, and a pair of glasses was left behind by Jennie Batchofsky after her death on March 25, 1912.
Dates: 1912 March 25
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that $1.20 was found belonging to Julius Cohen who died on February 13, 1912.
Dates: 1912 February 22
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak the following belongings were left behind from Herman Stitch after he died. One gold watch, post office money orders for $13.00, $2.84 in cash, one ring, one Odd Fellow pin, one fountain pen, and one pen knife.
Dates: 1911 December 4
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt asks Spivak to adivse him about what to do with Herman Stitch's trunk. Schwatt tells Spivak that the trunk has been boxed and prepared for shipment, but not enough money left behind to ship it.
Dates: 1912 February 14
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that one silver watch and razor were left behind from Max Stashower were left behind after his death on May 11, 1919.
Dates: 1912 June 1
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that $7.10 in cash and one watch was found from the remains of Adolph Schkolnick after he passed away at the sanatorium.
Dates: 1911 December 20
Overview Letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt tells Spivak that one watch and $11.28 in cash was left behind by Nathan Rapaport after his death on November 18, 1911.
Dates: 1911 November 22
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak informing him that $3.05 was left from Sam Brody at the time of his death on December 18th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 December 23